OHCHR

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Committee Description

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) was established on 20 December 1993 and it continues to work as the principal human rights office of the UN in compliance with the international human rights treaties and the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council. Alongside supervising the Human Rights Council in Geneva, OHCHR primarily focuses on promoting human rights without distinction as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. OHCHR ensures the protection of human rights under severe circumstances of violence, conflict and insecurity.

The OHCHR Regional Office for South America was established in Santiago, following the signature of an agreement between the OHCHR and the Government of Chile on 23 September 2009. The Regional Office for South America covers Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The Regional Office for South America works with governments, parliaments, tribunals, national human rights institutions, civil society, regional and international organisations and the United Nations to develop and strengthen their capacities, so as to improve the promotion and protection of human rights, according to international norms.

Agenda

Removing political and civil restrictions on Cuban people in accordance with the UDHR.

Reducing the femicide and rape incidents in Latin American and the Caribbean nations.

Creating a framework to gradually achieve SDG 5 in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

Chair Reports

Report 1 by Mariam Zara
Reducing the femicide and rape incidents in Latin American and the Car- ibbean nations.
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Report 2 by Efe Aydoğ
Creating a framework to gradually achieve SDG 5 in the L. American and Caribbean region.
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Report 3 by Kerem Ulcay
Removing political and civil restrictions on Cuban people in accordance with the UDHR.
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